GEDCOM Standard + Two Errata Sheet (10 January ; 22 years ago ( )). Type of format, Genealogy data exchange. Standard · De facto. Website, GEDCOM (/ˈdʒɛdkɒm/ JED-kom) (an acronym standing for Genealogical Data. A tag tree of the the GEDCOM grammar is also available. Go to the GEDCOM tag usage version of the tree to see actual (mis)use of GEDCOM tags by. The following GEDCOM specifications are provided as a reference. GEDCOM is no longer maintained. Current resources are GEDCOM Download.

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While GEDCOM X and several other specifications have been suggested as replacements, the current version remains the industry standard 20 years on.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Linking multimedia keeps the size of the GEDCOM file under control, but then when transmitting the file, the multimedia objects must either be transmitted separately or archived together with the GEDCOM into one larger file. To this time we have: Such relationships can only be represented using the generic ASSO tag used for any type of relationship.

GIVN tags are an ordered! An example is the storage of East Asian names in their original Chinese, Japanese and Korean CJK characters, without which they could be ambiguous and of little use for genealogical or historical research. GenWiki-internal Main category Mail Admins.

Tue, 11 Jul 89 For example, if an individual’s birth date was recorded as 10 January on the birth certificate, but 11 January on the death certificate, two BIRT records for that individual would be included, the first with the 10 January date and giving the birth certificate as the source, and the second with the 11 January date and giving the death certificate as the source.


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5., newer versions of the standard allow data to be stored in Unicode or, more recently, UTF-8so text in any language can be stored. GEDCOM files can also contain attributes such as physical description, occupation, and total number of children; unlike events, attributes generally cannot be associated with a specific time or place.

Name of a location in common linguistic usage, e.

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The only way to reveal such inconsistencies is by rigorous validation of the content data. However not all elements within these records are processed.

In many cases the sequence of events can be derived from the associated dates. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the section. Fri, 1 May This can be the affiliation of communities to a conglomerat or the affiliation of the catholic community to a diocese. It includes data formats that facilitate basing family trees on sources and records both physical artifacts and digital artifactssupport for sharing and linking data online, and an API.

To distinguish between events “marriage ceremony in a gdcom office” and “marriage ceremony in a church” we extend the existing GEDCOM 5. Identifier for a location with the intention of an administrative authority, e. If a familiy was located only in Hesse state of Germany where Frankfurt am Main is located the official add-on “am Main” at river Main is usually missed.

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Finally, in the latest draft version 5. This draft has not been formally approved, but its provisions have been adopted in some part by a number of genealogy programs [15] [16] [17] and is used by FamilySearch. A GEDCOM file can contain information on events such as births, deaths, census records, ship’s records, marriages, etc. This section does not cite any sources. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat We introduce tag ASSO with the same intended effect as it has in the context with an individual record.

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Embedding gescom directly in the GEDCOM file makes transmission of data easier, in that all of the information including the multimedia data is in one file, but the resulting file can be enormous. This flexibility has led to a great deal of ambiguity, and has 5.55 the side effect that some genealogy programs which import GEDCOM do not import all of the data from a file.

Conflicting data may also be the result of user errors.